Volume 75 - February 2013
Legal cartoon, john fytit, Paul Brennan

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In this issue:

  • Attention Pained Rectal Attorney Trauma
  • Download a Valentine's Day Cartoon
  • The 2013 Annual Legal Cartoon Competition.



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101 reasons to kill all the lawyers

Paul Brennan


Author of The Law is an Ass...Make Sure it Doesn't Bite Yours!



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Dear John,


My lawyer is full of himself. He is not so bad when I see him on his own in his office, but when we are at meetings with others, especially lawyers, he becomes quite unbearable. Should I tell him?




Dear EC,


Some lawyers do have a lot to feel smug about. It is just that most of them are exceptionally good at hiding it.


I find lawyers with a slightly regal presence, male or female, can add to the occasion of any meeting. If you have seen Lady Catherine de Bourgh in the BBC production of Pride and Prejudice, you will know the sort of thing I mean.


However, lawyers with a pained expression and whiny tone are hard to bear. When I get to that stage, I intend to seek help.


You can tell your lawyer, but it sounds as if he may have developed Attention Pained Rectal Attorney Trauma ("APRAT") for which the most effective course is an intervention by his own partners. Some firms set aside every Monday for such interventions, so it may just be a matter of booking him in.



(c) Paul Brennan 2013. All rights reserved. Extract from John Fytit’s International Legal Problem Page. For more go to https://www.lawanddisorder.com.au/legaladvicepage.html

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2013 Annual Legal Cartoon Competition

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WIN your choice of:




Q1. Can it be about my own lawyer?

A1. Yes, but only if he or she has a sense of humour. So, probably not.

Q2. Will I receive a bill?

A2. No, it is absolutely free. Although, if a bank becomes a sponsor a Certificate of Independent Legal Advice may be required.

Q3. Can accountants enter?

A3. See A1. (above).

To enter please submit your own legal cartoon or a caption for this legal cartoon by email to info@lawanddisorder.com.au  on or before 25 February 2013.  The winner shall be announced in the March 2013 issue of the Law & Disorder eZine.

Click here to read the rules of the competition which shall be binding on all entrants. 

Only subscribers to the Law & Disorder eZine can enter however subscription is free and immediate at https://www.lawanddisorder.com.au/ezine.html.

If you want to run your own cartoon competition using Law & Disorder cartoons send your request by email to info@lawanddisorder.com.au


(c) Paul Brennan 2013 All rights reserved.


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In this issue
Lawyer Interventions
2013 Annual Legal Cartoon Competition

Forward to a Colleague


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